The Benue Government has arranged mass burial for the 73 persons gunned down by unknown assailants who invaded five villages in Guma and Logo Local Governments on new year’s day.
The slain victims are loaded in several trucks and ambulances and being conveyed for burial.
Governor Samuel Ortom announced government’s decision to hold a mass burial for the deceased at a stakeholders meeting in Makurdi on Wednesday.
The meeting focused on insecurity in the state and the way forward.
Ortom, who called for prayers, said that the deceased would be remembered for sacrificing their lives to protect Benue farmlands.